Ok, so I too, have gotten on the Fresh Brew bandwagon. I am so sorry that I doubted all my fellow DDDs (I am NW47). I have seen this lippie so many times in MAC and in many many YouTubes tutorials and beauty blogs but never ever never thought it would work for me. It does work for me. And I like it. I like it alot. I can NOT just put this on and go. I do have to gloss it, I have only tried it with a clear gloss so far, and wear a brown liner. But it DOES work. It does! I likey!!
I have been eyeing these lip glosses for awhile but decided to try after I saw a review on YouTube. First the price is just right at $2.99. Second, the feel on the gloss is amazing! They are very moisturizing, When first applied it feels very thin. I was dissappoited for split moment because I adore thick glosses. But then, it felt like the gloss hugged my lips in cushion! Wonderful! Lastly, the color is mocha with a purplish silver tint. I hate any kind of silver in my glosses but this is subtle. Its kinda hard to describe this color.There is shimmer but not over the top shimmer. It is very sheer but it does look like i have it on. I'm sure it will look very pretty layered. It is worth a try.
I'm always on the search for a nude lip and this lipstick works for me. I can NOT wear it alone without a bit of work. I wear Kevin Aucoin Deep lipliner, which is very similar to MAC Chestnut lip liner and clear gloss. It works perfectly. My MUA tried to talk me out of purchasing and I am so glad I did not listen to him. I loved it so much that I purchased a back up the next day because it was LE. I have seem this color in my local CCO within the last 2 months.It is a satin formula so it has pretty good staying power. There are some pink undertones on me with this color. I am NW45/50.
I got Giza to wear with Blonde Venus lipstick. The color is creamy peachy. Worn alone it is a sheer gloss. Worn over my nude brown or nude peach lippies, it really is pretty. Even though I do like sticky glosses the texture is nice and not too thin. I dont think I will purchase again because it just not that unique. I am MAC NW45/50.
I saw many tutorials on YouTube for WOC for Nars Honolulu Honey and wanted to buy that but it was just too pale for me. I tried Blonde Venus and feel in love. Mind you that I must wear gloss, clear or tinted, because the lipstick alone needs a little shine to make it wearable for me. On me the color is peachy nude and is a perfect match. I can wear a lip liner or not. Now the price was a bit steep but I do love the look on me. I can't beleive there aren't more reviews from WOC for this lip color.I am MAC NW45/50. Update: Just found another beautiful HG lip combo for Blonde Venus. I applied Revlon Life's a Peach over it. It gives a pinky peachy iridescent look. Very Pretty!
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Gloss Stick 04 Nude Almond
juicy69 11/1/2010 5:53:00 PM
I bought this from All Cosmetics Wholesale for $10. I am always on the search for nude colored lipsticks/glosses that work for my NW45/50 complexion. It is a pink nude with golden shimmer. I like it glossy so I added a bit of clear gloss and a brown liner. The texture is nice but i don't really care for the smell, but that won't stopme from wearing it. I can see me wearing this daily with any eye makeup or none at all.
Blush -MAC - Matte Blush - Bite Of An Apple (Venomous Villains)
juicy69 10/4/2010 11:19:00 AM
I was able to get this at the counter before it sold out. I am always on the hunt for the perfect coral-pink blush for my skin tone, I am NW45-50. This blush fits the bill. It is very pigmented and blendable. You can wear it light or heavy, it is always beautiful! It reminds me of R&R Immoral blush, but it is more pink on me.
Blush -Rock & Republic - Contrived Blush in Immoral
juicy69 8/24/2010 1:03:00 PM
Let me start by saying that the case for this blush is soo impressive. It is shiny black with shiny silver trim and has 'R&R' in shiny silver on top. It is truly beautiful and looks so expensive! I got my blush on sale for half price instead of the full price of $40 so I feel especially lucky. The blush is HUGE! It is 9 grams compared to MAC 6 grams! The color is strickingly BRIGHT! I love bright blushes but even this one had me a bit speechless. It is a coral orange in the pan. It is very pigmented, matte and buildable. On my skin it is a really pretty coral.If I get too heavy handed it is a very bright orange, not pretty. I would recommend this for those with deeper darker skin tones. I am NW 45.
I love all bright colored blushers and wasn't afraid of how bright this was in the pan. On me it is a pinky coral color. But I can't use too much because it can look a bit ashy on my NW 45 skin. This blush is absolutely beautiful on its own but I also like to use Smashbox Softlight in Tint on my cheek as a hi-light with this blush, it is beautiful!
Lip Treatments -New York Color - Lip Sliders Tinted Lip Balm ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
juicy69 8/11/2010 5:07:00 PM
I got Sugar Kiss and another, can't remember the name, at my local Dollar Tree for only 99 cents. On me they both are pretty sheer. I love the texture. It is thick, guess like Clinique Super lipbalm. They are moisturizing as well and a bit of sweet taste. I am NW 45.
This clear gloss at $3 is MAC clear lipglass on a budget! To me it has the same staying power and consistency as MAC lipglass. It is thick, which I do love, like like the clear lipglass. It does have a bit of a minty taste and smell, but it doesn't bother me in the least. If you want a gloss that's cheap very worthy, try this!
I bought this lippie from CCO for $15. I really like the color. On me it is a muted brown pink. It is a good neutral nude color on me. It feels a bit drying so i use a bit is lip balm underneath. I wear this with clear gloss on top and a medium brown lip liner. I can wear any eyeshadow combo with this lippie. I am NW 45.
I purchased this from my local Sephora on 7-30-10. I do love this! Being NW 45 only one color that I think does not compliments me and its Naked. But to dislike only one color out of twelve is not an issue. This palette has beautiful neutral colors, great pigmentation and smooth texture. All the colors are great! Even Gunmetal, even though I don't know how to work that color yet, but I will learn. Kinda wish they had added a dark matte brown but none the less this palette is so worth the money! Edit: I forgot to mention the eyeliners! They are great. I am not an pencil eyeliner girl, I love pot liners and pen liner. I love the ones in this palette cause they are creamy and absolutely no tug or pull.
This blush looked alot like NARS Orgasm on me. I can only use it as a highlight as there is no color pay-off for me. I am NW 45.
I finally bought this gorgeous color after seeing many pictures of it in FOTDs. This color just as MAC website describes it. It is a taupey, brownish, golden color. It is really pretty. It did look kinda ashy when first applied, I used NARS eye primer as a base. But the prettiness of the color won me over. I applied Patina all over my lid, used Mulch in the outer corner, Texture to blend and Down Brown in the crease. Perfection!!! I can wear it as a everyday neutral or smoke it out for a more dramatic look. I am NW 45.